Yuina Satoh, DO
Where are you originally from?
I was born in Japan and grew up moving back and forth between Japan and the US. Within the US, I’ve lived all over the place from East to West coast, including New York, Oregon, California, and then Colorado.
University of California, Berkeley
Where did you attend Medical School?
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Why did you choose PTHA?
I was attracted to PTHA for the comradery among the residents, faculty, and staff, and for the unique opportunity to work with a medically underserved patient population. Pride in diversity, a strong sense of serving the community, and patient advocacy are all important to me and I find these values to be reflected in the mission of PTHA. I am also thrilled to be moving to Tacoma, Washington. Having spent a number of years living and traveling in the Pacific Northwest, I am ecstatic to be returning to this beautiful region.
What are your interests?
As for my career goal, I have a particular interest in women’s health and hope to be able to grow professionally into an advocate for women’s health issues, while still practicing the full spectrum of medicine.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy training and performing as a circus straps artist, exploring nature and the outdoors, and trying anything new and exciting. On a more leisurely day, I like to create things, whether that be by sewing, crocheting, cooking, or baking.
What are some fun facts about you?
I am a triplet and I weighed 1645grams (that’s 3.6lbs) when I was born. I am a circus performer and trained on aerial straps after undergrad for a number of years. I perform as an aerialist at local events and venues and hope to be able to continue to do so in Tacoma!